Exterminator Staten Island – Squirrel Control and Removal
At Bedbugs Staten Island, we recognize
that even some animals that you appreciate and value in nature can
become pests when they decide to invade your yard or even your home.
Squirrels are a perfect example of this type of animal. Most people
love squirrels, and even like seeing them in their yards, but the
problem is that squirrels will often figure out a way to invade your
crawlspace or attic in order to use it for a home and nesting site
for themselves and their young
If squirrels get into your home they
can cause a number of problems. They create large amounts of trash
and defecate in your home. They also tear up clothing, paper, and
anything else that they can use to build a nest. Finally, they can
even cause fires if they eat through your wiring or build nests near
important electrical configurations.
Squirrel Prevention and Removal Tips
In short: Squirrels can be great until
they become a problem. Take the following advice in order to prevent
squirrels from becoming a problem in your attic or any other part of
Keep Your Home
Properly Sealed – Squirrels look larger than they really are, and
can squeeze into tight spaces quite easily. Seal off any holes on the
outside of your home. Squirrels can easily make their way into an
attic with a hole that's just four square inches.
Keep Trees Trimmed
Away from Your Home – In nature, squirrels naturally live in trees,
but they will seek alternative forms of shelter if they feel that
they can keep themselves and their babies safe. This is one reason
why they will break into your home. If you keep trees trimmed so that
branches are not immediately adjacent to your home, you greatly
reduce the risk that squirrels will take up residence in your attic
Use a Radio to
Scare Squirrels Away – If you do have a squirrel in your attic,
take steps to make the attic an unpleasant place for them to live. If
you can, open up your attic and turn a hand-held radio up and leave
it tuned into a talk radio station. The voices will convince any
squirrel in the vicinity that the area is unsafe and it will help
convince them to leave.
Ammonia-Soaked Rag in Your Attic – Another way to make your attic
uninviting for squirrels is to root them out with ammonia. Squirrels
will find the smell overwhelming and will leave the area for a safer
place to nest.
Don't Patch Holes
until You Know the Squirrels are Gone – If you patch a hole that
squirrels are using as an entry-way to your home, they will likely
tear a new hole in your home and if not, they will die, leaving their
bodies behind. It is also important to never to trap baby squirrels
nested in your attic away from their mother, because the mother will
try to tear a hole through your attic, and if she is unsuccessful,
you are leaving the baby animals to die.
If Invasive Creatures Have Found
Their Way into Your Home, Call Bedbugs Exterminator Staten Island!
Island can make sure that squirrels and other rodents are removed
humanely and through reliable and responsible methods. It can be
difficult to ensure that you have gotten rid of the rodents on your
own, and in many cases, it may require professional baits and traps
to lure the animals out effectively.
If you are having
an issue with squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, or any other animals
which have invaded your attic, basement, or crawlspace, Bedbugs
Exterminator Staten Island can resolve your issue quickly and
cost-effectively, and we encourage you to call us today!